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Composer: Barber, Samuel (1910-1981)

April 2018
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New York CityJulia Bullock & John Arida

© Christian Steiner
Schubert, Barber, Fauré, Williams, Pinkard, Austin, Siskind, Holiday, Simone
Julia Bullock; John Arida

CairoFrom the New World

Bernstein, Barber, Dvořák
Cairo Symphony Orchestra; Ahmed El Saedi; Ali Seba

EdinburghBernstein 100: West Side Story

Bernstein, Gershwin, Barber
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Cristian Măcelaru; George Li; RSNO Chorus

LondonThe Bach Choir: Alexander Nevsky (Enhanced Performance)

© The Bach Choir
Bernstein, Barber, Prokofiev
Philharmonia Orchestra; David Hill; The Bach Choir

MinneapolisCopland, Beal, Barber, Bernstein

Copland, Beal, Barber, Bernstein
Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä; Sharon Bezaly; Susie Park
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Death stingest no more: ACO/Ibragimova

Alina Ibragimova © Eva Vermandel
It takes artistic invention and considerable courage to design a concert programme solely around tragic topics; yet the connecting link between the various items on the last subscription concert by the Australian Chamber Orchestra was – directly or indirectly – death and great composers’ reaction to it.
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Sumptuous Barber with Weilerstein and the Cleveland

Alisa Weilerstein © Roger Mastroianni courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
A rousing Dvořák Symphony no. 8 and that composer’s The Water Sprite filled out a highly satisfying performance.
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Unassuming virtuosity: Daniil Trifonov’s Chopiniana

Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta | DG
Chopin was the inspiration for the Russian pianist's latest recital, pairing works inspired by the composer with the “Funeral March” Sonata. 
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Made in the USA: Gershwin and beyond

James Gaffigan © Daniela Kienzler
There was lots to like in the Philadelphia Orchestra's All-American Celebration for Thanksgiving.
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A splendid night of 20th-century cello music with Nicolas Altstaedt and Aleksandar Madžar

Aleksandar Madžar and Nicolas Altstaedt © Keith Saunders
The first programme of Nicolas Altstaedt and Aleksandar Madžar for their tour around Australia offered an insightful selection of 20th-century chamber music masterpieces.
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